Sportradar partners FIA to combat fixing in motorsport

| By Robert Fletcher
Sportradar and the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) launched a new initiative to tackle fixing and manipulation in motorsport events.

The ‘Race Against Manipulation’ campaign will target drivers competing in competitions, as well as team personnel, officials, volunteers, event organisers, FIA staff and consultants and the well as the wider motorsport community around the world.

The project will be based around a dedicated online learning platform, which, operating in partnership with Sportradar Integrity Services, will educate visitors about how to identify the behaviour of fixers, their obligations and duty to report incidents and the consequences of manipulation.

After completing a 30-minute tutorial each participant will receive an FIA certificate.

“Safeguarding the integrity of motorsport worldwide is of paramount importance’ no reports of betting manipulation in motor sport have been received to date but we must be vigilant, and the best way to achieve this is through education,” FIA president Jean Todt said.

“Race Against Manipulation will help stakeholders to recognise potential threats, assist them in the reporting of misconduct. It is an essential tool in the fight to maintain sporting integrity and I advise everyone involved in our sport to use it.”

FIA secretary general for sport Peter Bayer added: “This user-friendly platform is a milestone for the FIA and the motor sports world as it will help raise awareness of the specific contents of the International Sporting Code on this topic and in particular what competition manipulation means in an informative and entertaining approach.”

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